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We pursue systemic change for social justice, economic and race equity, and fundamental human rights.

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Worried about your home or job during the coronavirus pandemic?

COVID-19 has shaken the lives of Marylanders in many ways. Check out answers to frequently asked questions about workers' and tenants' rights.

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Stories of Justice

Read how you’re building a just society in the FY21 Annual Report

You inspired and powered our work to address the immense challenges surfaced by the COVID-19 pandemic while, at the same time, advocating for laws, policies, and practices to advance...

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PJC settles $1 million case alleging unpaid wages & employment discrimination on behalf of 250 workers

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Amicus brief challenges “high-crime area” and “unprovoked flight” as justifications for police stops

The Fourth Amendment is supposed to protect people from unreasonable searches and seizures, yet Supreme Court precedent has eroded this right over the years. By relying on vague factors to…

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Cert petition and amicus brief raise concerns about treatment of discrimination claims by the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights, urging appellate court jurisdiction

The PJC seeks high court's review of decision barring discrimination victims from challenging the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights' decisions in appellate courts

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Medical Debt Policy Scorecard ranks Maryland #1 for medical debt consumer protection policies

Maryland has the strongest medical debt consumer protection policies in the country, according to the Medical Debt Policy Scorecard developed by Innovation for Justice. This social justice innovation lab housed…

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Federal appellate decision in bankruptcy case will help prevent employers from avoiding accountability for wage theft

A recent ruling in a bankruptcy case will help ensure that employers cannot use bankruptcy proceedings to dodge certain debts, including wages that they failed to pay employees. The U.S.…

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